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DOT: Federal roads funding likely to see big drop-off

Deputy commissioner shared thoughts at South Hall Business Coalition By Jeff Gill FLOWERY BRANCH — The Georgia Department of Transportation’s deputy commissioner predicted Tuesday that federal gas tax revenues would plummet if, as he expects, Congress starts making ends meet. Todd Long, speaking to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s South Hall Business Coalition, addressed


Airport authority chairman says taxiway in T-SPLOST not needed

Airport authority chairman says taxiway in T-SPLOST not needed By staff on June 29, 2012 By  FARAH BOHANNON, For The Paper Jackson County Airport Authority chairman Ken Botts says he considers one of the projects on the transportation intiative referendum to be voted on July 31 a waste of taxpayer money. The Transportation Special Purpose


Republican candidates coming out against transportation tax

From Athens Banner – Herald By: Blake Aued “A proposed sales tax for transportation is becoming the third rail of Republican politics. “All four candidates in two Athens-area Republican primaries say they’ll vote against the 1 percent sales tax July 31, and incumbents who voted to put the tax on the ballot are finding themselves


TSPLOST, Truth by the Numbers

Bill Evelyn writing for the Cumming Patch says, “A 1 percent tax represents one paycheck per year that you give to the government to build sidewalks, finance a bus system, and expand roads. Add that to your SPLOST 1 percent, LOST 1 percent, and ESPLOST 1 percent, plus state sales tax you are handing over


3 Hall County Lawmakers Say Transportation Tax is Necessary

First appeared in the Gainesville Times, on April 26, 2012 State Sen. Butch Miller, Rep. Carl Rogers, and Rep. Emory Dunahoo Jr. have gone on record in support of the new sales tax. Miller said he has “gone on record repeatedly for being in favor of” the tax, which would raise Hall County’s sales tax

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